Smeaton Street, E1W

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Named after John Smeaton (January 16, 1806 – October 31, 1842), civil engineer to the London Dock Company. He¬†worked on John Rennie’s London Bridge. No connection is known with his namesake John Smeaton (1724-1792), the celebrated engineer and designer of Plymouth’s Eddystone Lighthouse.

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